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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Cravey Family thanks community for support

    The family of Matt Cravey would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens in the tri-county area for their show of support this past weekend.  The benefit BBQ was a huge success with over $16,000 raised from contributions.  The benefit BBQ was established by a cross section of wonderful community members and businesses in the tri-county and we are grateful for the unselfish, generous giving of your time.

  • Letter: Hard times could ease with a little resourcefulness

    Hey Ya’ll – Is there anything that can be done to help improve our local economy? This is a question for everyone – you, me prospective  businessmen, county commissioners, the state, county and private landowners. Well, let’s all take our imaginations off the leash here for a few moments and ask ourselves some hypothetical questions. What ain’t been tried yet?

  • Letter: Be happy, not high

    Why do so many young people think the only way to be happy is to be high? When I was young I was happy just to be finished with my chores. It was a simpler life; I looked forward to my favorite fishing hole. If I played football with my friends, or tinkered with my car or getting up the nerve to ask a girl to a movie that was the kind of “Mayberry” stuff it took to make my day, the kind of things it took to complete my interest.

  • Obama’s speech showed concern for students

    President Barack Obama has delivered and may still deliver more informative speeches to students throughout America. The topics discussed in these speeches consist of students dedicating themselves to their education, overcoming the many obstacles that arise in their lives and conquering the fear of asking for help.

  • Legislature needs sunshine

    The political process in Tallahassee is broken. It is time to fix it. It is time to amend the Florida Constitution to require the Legislature's most important work be done in the light of day rather than in secret meetings. We should also end the practice of hurriedly approving massive bills in the final days of the legislative session that elected officials have not been given adequate time to read, study and debate.

  • Good News: From an acorn, a revolution grows

    For years now a crescendo has been rising in politics of angry people wanting to stem the tide of this or that.  They rail. They rant. They wave placards.  They talk about bringing back the Bonnie Blue flag of the West Florida rebellion. There's talk of buying guns, learning to shoot straight, hoarding ammunition, stocking up on food and preparing for  a rebellion. No socialism. No liberals. No communists. No health reform. No ACORN. Whoops! Wait!

  • Letter: Some good news in tough times

    These are tough times for seniors, especially those relying on Social Security for all or most of their income.  According to 2008 AARP data, more than half of Florida’s three million Social Security beneficiaries rely on Social Security for half or more of their income, and for three of every 10 beneficiaries, Social Security is their only source of income. Each year, as these Floridians look through their checkbooks to figure out how to pay for the rising costs we all face, they take small comfort in knowing that Social Security provides a very mode

  • Letter: Crist should resign to run

      In the most recent presidential election there were numerous politicians running for the office of president while still collecting their full pay as senators from their respective states.  It’s a sweet deal that allows you to receive  full pay and not even show up for work while looking for a new job. Here in Florida we have a similar situation with our own Charlie Crist campaigning to be a U.S.